Manager – Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC)

Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)

Established in 1979 by the Aboriginal community in the Ballarat area, BADAC’s vision is to be the strongest voice and presence supporting, respecting, enhancing, and growing culture to our community.

BADAC is extremely proud of the contribution and support they have provided the local Aboriginal community over the past 40 years. With changes at Government level to how organisations like this are empowered to support their communities, BADAC is entering the next natural stage in its evolution.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will lead a team of Case Managers providing leadership and strategic oversight supporting staff to deliver a range of services to a complex client base.

As the Manager of this program you will provide leadership to your team, empowering, developing and supporting staff, maximising the ability for BADAC to provide this critical service to the community. You will also ensure compliance is adhered to providing process development and high-level reporting.

ACAC is currently moving through a significant period of change in relation to service delivery, transitioning from a Government lead service to an Aboriginal Community lead service. Therefore, your role will also take a project management focus, as you work with the department, the local community and the BADAC executive to oversee a smooth transition in this space.

This role will also see you interact frequently with the local Aboriginal Community. You will need to be able to build trust with the community, respecting the pace of change, ideally leaning on previous experience working with Aboriginal communities.

What this role requires;

  • Sound knowledge or experience working within Aboriginal communities
  • Experience as a manager within a community-based organisation essential
  • An understanding of and experience working with family services
  • High quality leadership skills, evidence in your ability to develop and empower your team
  • High levels of resilience and emotional intelligence
  • A person who both understands and is excited by the unique challenges and opportunities leading a community-based organisation offers
  • A Diploma in Community Services is desired or otherwise can be completed upon commencement

Should you wish to receive a Positions Description with a more detailed summary of duties please contact Tim Walshe on 0412 833 564 or email

Applications for this role will close on Monday the 17th of February.

Job Information

Job Reference: 200004755_1580951549
Salary: plus superannuation
Salary From: £100000
Salary To: £110000
Job Industries: Community Services
Job Locations: Ballarat, Australia
Job Types: Permanent
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